Re: [NTLK] New Backlight

From: Woody Smith (
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 15:30:38 PST

Read Frank's review of one option and directions
I just installed one of Calvin Grier's white backlights. It was as
easy as fully dismantling a 2100 and putting it back together. The
white backlight was as easy to install as the one Frank reviewed.
It is brighter than the worn out light that I replaced but not as
bright as the original green.
The life-span of the original backlight is just a few hundred hours.

On Nov 10, 2004, at 4:54 PM, Alex Santos 100MB Neostrada Mail wrote:

> Hi, I am curious and unsure of something. I bought a used Newton 2100 a
> few months back and really really like it.
> I don't know how bright a new backlight should be, mine appears I guess
> half bright, hard to describe of course.
> If I ever should need a new backlight, who should I turn to?
> Does anyone remember that really nice photo of all the folks who
> attended the Newton Developers Conference in Paris, the one in the
> dark, they are all holding up their Newtons, and someone had a really
> bright screen, remember that?
> Well, that photo got me thinking.
> Let me know your thoughts and who I should turn to if I need a new
> backlight.

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